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SNEAK PREVIEW! New Indie Feature!!

FEVER

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Thursday, March 29 – 7:30 PM

 

"An eerie, insinuating tale of urban dread and mental breakdown ... casts a vivid, expressionistic spell" -- Variety

Special Sneak Preview – Director Alex Winter & Cast In-Person!!

FEVER, 2001, 95 min. One of the most intriguing indie features to come along in a long while, FEVER is a Dostoyevsky-like portrait of urban paranoia and isolation set in the outer boroughs of New York City, where a frustrated young painting teacher, Nick (Henry Thomas) lives in a weird, Polanski-esque tenement with a temperamental Polish landlord and a possibly homicidal upstairs neighbor (David O’Hara) who seems to come and go at will. When the landlord turns up dead, Nick finds himself doubting the sanity and motives of everyone around him, in an increasingly terrifying spiral of ambiguity and suspicion. The second feature from writer/director Alex Winter (best known for his co-starring role in BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE and his award-winning music videos and commercials), FEVER manages to be both a compelling portrait of a tormented artist struggling to survive in the modern world, and a subtle, claustrophobic thriller. Co-starring Teri Hatcher, Marisol Padilla Sanchez (TRAFFIC, BEFORE NIGHT FALLS) and Bill Duke. "An arresting example of what a talented filmmaker can accomplish with the sparest of means ... each scene is a further accretion of terror and uncertainty." – A.O. Scott, New York Times. [FEVER will open theatrically in L.A. on Friday, March 30 at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 (8000 Sunset Boulevard (corner of Crescent Heights and Sunset) in West Hollywood.   The phone number for recorded information is 323/848-3500). FEVER will screen on Friday, March 30 and Saturday,
March 31 at 12:00 midnight.  The film will also screen on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1 at 10:00am.  Hold over for additional weekend shows (either morning and/or midnight) may occur.]

 

Discussion following with director Alex Winter, actresses Teri Hatcher & Marisol Padilla Sanchez, actors Bill Duke and David O'Hara.